senate Bill S7263

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide victims of domestic violence with the option of providing alternative contact information

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.107
substituted for a2519a
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2022 amended on third reading 7263a
May 11, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2022 1st report cal.1086
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Jun 28, 2021 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S7263 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2519
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4052
2011-2012: A3387
2013-2014: A3655
2015-2016: A1358
2017-2018: S5396, A4060
2019-2020: S67, A2832

S7263 - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

S7263 - Sponsor Memo

S7263 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7263
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  allowing  victims  of
   domestic  violence  the  opportunity to designate an alternate address
   for health insurance claims or billing purposes

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Subsections (f) and (g) of section 2612 of the insurance
 law, subsection (f) as amended by chapter 246 of the laws  of  2005  and
 subsection  (g) as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2006, are amended
 to read as follows:
   (f) If any person covered by an insurance  policy  issued  to  another
 person as the policyholder delivers to the insurer that issued the poli-
 cy,  at  its  home  office,  (I) a valid order of protection against the
 policyholder, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in this state,
 OR (II) A REQUEST TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE
 NUMBER OR OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIF-
 IC CLAIM INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC BILLING PURPOSES RELATING  TO  SUCH
 INSURED ACCOMPANIED BY A SIGNED STATEMENT MADE UNDER OATH THAT HE OR SHE
 IS  A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION
 WOULD ENDANGER HIM OR HER the insurer shall be prohibited for the  dura-
 tion of the order, OR UNTIL THE REQUEST MADE PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH,
 IS  CANCELLED  BY THE REQUESTING PARTY IN WRITING from disclosing to the
 policyholder the address [and], telephone number OR OTHER CONTACT INFOR-
 MATION of the insured, or of any  person  or  entity  providing  covered
 services  to  the  insured  OR FROM MAILING ANY INFORMATION DESCRIBED IN
 THIS PARAGRAPH TO ANY ADDRESS  OTHER  THAN  THE  DESIGNATED  ALTERNATIVE
 ADDRESS  PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SUCH PARAGRAPH.  If a child is the covered
 person, the right established by this subsection may be asserted by, and
 shall also extend to, the parent or guardian of the  child.  The  super-
 intendent,  in  consultation  with  the  commissioner  of health and the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S7263A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2519
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4052
2011-2012: A3387
2013-2014: A3655
2015-2016: A1358
2017-2018: S5396, A4060
2019-2020: S67, A2832

S7263A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

S7263A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7263A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7263--A
     Cal. No. 1086
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  LIU,  MATTERA,  SERINO  -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
   recommitted to the Committee on Insurance in  accordance  with  Senate
   Rule  6,  sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
   first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to allowing victims of
   domestic violence the opportunity to designate  an  alternate  address
   for health insurance claims or billing purposes
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Subsections (f) and (g) of section 2612 of  the  insurance
 law,  subsection  (f)  as amended by chapter 246 of the laws of 2005 and
 subsection (g) as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2006, are  amended
 to read as follows:
   (f)  If  any  person  covered by an insurance policy issued to another
 person as the policyholder delivers to the insurer that issued the poli-
 cy, at its home office, a valid order of protection against the  policy-
 holder,  issued  by a court of competent jurisdiction in this state, OR,
 EXCEPT WHERE THE INSURANCE POLICY WAS ISSUED  BY  A  HEALTH  INSURER  AS
 DEFINED  IN  SUBPARAGRAPH (B) OF PARAGRAPH (1) OF SUBSECTION (H) OF THIS
 SECTION, A REQUEST TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE  MAILING  ADDRESS,  TELE-
 PHONE  NUMBER  OR  METHOD  OF CONTACT FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING CLAIM
 RELATED INFORMATION IF THE PERSON STATES THAT DISCLOSURE OF ALL OR  PART
 OF  THE CLAIM RELATED INFORMATION COULD ENDANGER THE PERSON, the insurer
 shall be prohibited for the duration of the order, OR UNTIL THE  REQUEST
 DESIGNATING  AN  ALTERNATIVE  MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER OR OTHER
 METHOD OF CONTACT IS CANCELLED BY THE REQUESTING PERSON IN WRITING, from
 disclosing to the policyholder the address [and], telephone number  [of]
 OR  OTHER  METHOD  OF CONTACT FOR the insured, or [of] FOR any person or
 entity providing covered services to the insured, ANY PERSONALLY IDENTI-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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